Shirley Manson – Wikipedia

scots singer and songwriter

Shirley Ann Manson ( born 26 August 1966 ) is a scots singer, songwriter, musician, and actress. She is well known as the precede singer of the american alternative rock band Garbage. Manson gained media attention for her blunt dash, rebellious attitude, and distinctive voice. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] For the majority of her career, Manson commuted between her home city of Edinburgh and the U.S. to record with Garbage, which primitively formed in Madison, Wisconsin ; she now lives and works primarily in Los Angeles, while maintaining a second gear home in Edinburgh. [ 6 ] Manson ‘s melodious career began in her teens when she was approached to perform back vocals and keyboards for the band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. She developed a formidable stage presence, and was late approached by the band ‘s record label with the estimate of launching her as a solo artist. She recorded an album with her band under the name Angelfish. After seeing Manson in an spadefish music video circulate only once on MTV ‘s 120 Minutes, Garbage invited her to audition, and she finally joined the band. In 1995, Garbage released their self-titled debut album, a critical and commercial success. The ring have released seven studio albums, including the multiple Grammy Award -nominated Version 2.0 and a greatest hits album. [ 5 ] Garbage have toured cosmopolitan and sold over 17 million records as of 2017. [ 7 ]

In 2006, Manson began to write and record solo substantial after Garbage went on suspension. In 2008, she played a liquid metal T-1001 Terminator named Catherine Weaver in the moment season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She returned to the commemorate studio apartment in 2010 to write and produce corporeal for Garbage ‘s one-fifth studio apartment album, Not Your Kind of People, released in 2012. [ 8 ] The band followed up with their sixth album, Strange Little Birds, in 2016 .

early life [edit ]

Manson was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland Shirley Ann Manson was born in Edinburgh on 26 August 1966, the daughter of Muriel Flora ( née MacKay ) and John Mitchell Manson. [ 5 ] Her father, a descendant from the fishing community of Northmavine, was a university lecturer, while her mother was a boastfully dance band singer who had been adopted by a Lothian -based family at an early age and took on the syndicate name MacDonald. [ 5 ] Manson was named after an aunt, who was herself named after Charlotte Brontë ‘s novel Shirley. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] She has two sisters : Lindy-Jayne, who is two years older than she, and Sarah, who is two years younger than she. [ 11 ] They were brought up in the Comely Bank and Stockbridge areas of Edinburgh. [ 12 ] She attended Broughton High School and her childhood education was informed by the Church of Scotland ( her father was her Sunday School teacher ) until age 12. [ 13 ] Manson ‘s inaugural public performance was in 1970, at historic period four, with her older baby in an amateur indicate held at the local Church Hill Theatre. [ 5 ] Enrolled at Flora Stevenson Primary School, she received education in recorder, clarinet, and fiddle, and learned ballet and piano from extramural classes at age seven. Manson was a member of Girlguiding UK throughout this period of her youth as a Brownie and a Girl Guide. [ 14 ] She attended the City of Edinburgh Music School, the music department of Broughton High School. [ 11 ] While at Broughton, she became an active member of its drama group, performing in amateur dramatic and musical performances such as The American Dream and The Wizard of Oz, while besides singing with the Waverley Singers, a local daughter choir. [ 5 ] A 1981 Edinburgh Festival Fringe output of Maurice the Minotaur, in which Manson played a prophet, was awarded a Fringe First award by The Scotsman newspaper. [ 5 ] While she enjoyed elementary school, Manson was bullied while in her inaugural year at secondary school, causing her to suffer from depression and body dysmorphic disorderliness [ 15 ] and hire in self-injury : she carried crisp objects in the laces of her boots and would cut herself when she felt gloomy self-esteem, stress, or anxiety. [ 16 ] The blustery stopped when Manson associated herself with a rebel push, which resulted in her rebelling herself. She was absent for most of her final year at school [ 12 ] and began smoking cannabis, sniffing glue, drinking alcohol, shoplift, and on one affair breaking into Edinburgh Zoo. [ 17 ] Manson had adolescent ambitions to become an actress, but was rejected by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama ( RSAMD ). [ 18 ] [ 19 ] Her beginning job was tennessean work in a local hospital ‘s cafeteria, then as a breakfast waitress at a local anesthetic hotel, before spending five years as a shop adjunct for Miss Selfridge. [ 17 ] She started on the shop ‘s makeup counters, but was finally moved into stockrooms because of her position toward customers. She became well known throughout Edinburgh ‘s clubbing scene ; making use of free samples from Miss Selfridge, she styled hair’s-breadth for a number of local bands. [ 20 ] She besides briefly modelled invest for Jackie magazine. [ 21 ]

career [edit ]

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie [edit ]

Manson ‘s first musical experiences came from briefly singing with local Edinburgh acts The Wild Indians and performed backing vocals with Autumn 1904. [ 22 ] While she was performing with her group, Manson was approached by Goodbye Mr Mackenzie ‘s lead Martin Metcalfe to join his ring. Manson was in a kinship with Metcalfe initially, but remained working with the band after splitting from him and became a outstanding member, performing keyboards, backing vocals and becoming involved in the band ‘s business side. [ 23 ] Manson ‘s first release with the Mackenzies was a YTS release of “ Death of a Salesman ” in 1984. [ 20 ] The group signed a major-label record deal with Capitol Records in 1987, and they released their first gear album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, and their only UK top 40 entrance “ The Rattler ”. In 1990, the group ‘s condense was transferred to Parlophone, another EMI tag, but after two singles failed to chart Parlophone declined to release the group ‘s second album Hammer and Tongs. [ 24 ] Gary Kurfirst, who managed Talking Heads and Debbie Harry, bought the Mackenzies narrow and issued their second base album through his own label Radioactive Records, a subsidiary company of MCA Records. After another one failed to chart, the group were persuaded to leave Radioactive by their management. [ 24 ] The Mackenzies continued to write material ; Manson was besides given the opportunity to record spark advance vocals on a numeral of tracks planned for the dance band ‘s third gear album. [ 25 ] Although MCA had no hope to further their commitments to Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie, the pronounce expressed interest in recording an album with Manson, and after hearing respective demos, Kurfirst signed Manson to Radioactive as a solo artist, with the remaining Mackenzies performing as her back band to circumvent the ring ‘s existing deal with MCA. [ 5 ] [ 24 ] Manson ‘s contract obliged her to deliver at least one album and, at the sole option of Radioactive, up to six extra albums. [ 26 ]

spadefish [edit ]

Recording under the name Angelfish, and using some of the newly written material and a previously released Mackenzie b-side, Manson and the group recorded the tracks that would make up the Angelfish album in Connecticut with Talking Heads ‘ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. [ 5 ] [ 24 ] A run in traverse “ Suffocate Me “ was sent to college radio where it was well received. [ 20 ] Angelfish and irregular single “ Heartbreak To Hate “ followed in 1994. [ 20 ] Angelfish toured Belgium, Canada, France, and the U.S. The band co-supported Live on a tour of North America, along with Vic Chestnutt. The music video recording for “ Suffocate Me ” was aired once on MTV ‘s 120 Minutes. Producer and musician Steve Marker caught the circulate and thought Manson would be a great singer for his dance band, Garbage, which besides featured producers Duke Erikson and Butch Vig. [ 27 ]

drivel [edit ]

Vig invited Manson to Smart Studios to sing on a couple of tracks. After an abortive audition, she returned to Angelfish. [ 27 ] Manson admitted she felt intimidate showcasing herself to Vig, who produced bands she admired such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and The Smashing Pumpkins, and Vig added that the audition ‘s disorganized nature along with the Americans not understanding Manson ‘s scots accent caused communication problems. [ 28 ] At the end of the Live tour, Angelfish imploded and Manson returned to Smart for a second try. She began to work on the then-skeletal origins of some songs and the band invited her to become a full-time extremity and finish the album ; she co-wrote and co-produced the entire album with the rest of the ring. [ 26 ] [ 27 ] In August 1994, Radioactive gave their permission for Manson to work with Garbage. [ 26 ] The band ‘s debut album Garbage was released in August 1995, and went on to sell over 4 million copies, buoyed by a run of high charting singles including “ entirely happy When It Rains “ and “ Stupid Girl. ” Manson cursorily became the populace confront of the band over the course of a enlistment that took the band through to the end of 1996. Echo & the Bunnymen had asked Manson to sing on their 1997 comeback album. [ 23 ] Manson became the band ‘s foreman songwriter for the follow-up record Version 2.0 which equalled the success of the band ‘s debut record after its May 1998 release. During the biennial tour in documentation of the record, Manson modelled for Calvin Klein. Manson lived in hotels throughout the recording periods of the debut and Version 2.0. [ 23 ] The group recorded the root song to the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough, and Manson became the third base Scotswoman to sing a Bond theme after Lulu and Sheena Easton. In the accompanying video, she portrays an android assassin. For the record of Garbage ‘s third base phonograph record throughout 2000, Manson became one of the first high-profile artists to write a web log on-line, while she decided to improve her guitar play for the ring ‘s future enlistment. [ 29 ] Their third gear album, Beautiful Garbage, featured Manson ‘s most ahead and personal lyrics to date. The album did not sell a well as its predecessors, but Garbage performed a successful worldly concern enlistment in support of it. During a concert at the Roskilde Festival, Manson ‘s spokesperson gave out. She afterwards discovered a outspoken fold vesicle, and had to undergo corrective surgery. [ 30 ] Manson ‘s lyrics became more overtly political for Garbage ‘s fourth record, 2005 ‘s Bleed Like Me, which after the surprise success of lead-in individual “ Why Do You Love Me “, posted some of the band ‘s highest chart positions upon free. Garbage began an unfold hiatus in October 2005. During this period, in 2007, Garbage reformed to perform a short rig at a benefit picture to raise cash to pay for Wally Ingram ‘s medical discussion, [ 31 ] [ 32 ] shared song ideas via the internet, [ 33 ] recorded new material, and filmed a music television [ 34 ] to promote the band ‘s Absolute Garbage greatest hits compilation. [ 35 ] Garbage returned to the studio in 2010 to write and record material for a fifth album, [ 8 ] entitled Not Your Kind of People and subsequently released in May 2012, frankincense ending the band ‘s seven-year hiatus from recording. In 2021, Garbage supported Alanis Morissette ‘s 2020 World Tour : Celebrating 25 Years of Jagged Little Pill, which had been postponed ascribable to COVID-19. At respective performances, Manson wore a variation on “ Garden Witch Overalls ”, popularized by feminist poet Kate Baer through her interview on the podcast “ Gee Thanks, Just Bought It ”, hosted by Caroline Moss. [ 36 ] [ 37 ] Manson paired the overalls with knee-high boots and assorted t-shirts. garbage ‘s alternative musical style fuses respective genres including electronic rock ‘n’ roll, [ 38 ] industrial rock, punk rocker, dirt, trip hop and shoegaze. [ 39 ] [ 40 ]

solo employment and unreleased album [edit ]

“ I had taken some of my solo music into the record label. They did n’t truly care for the steering I was moving in and I found it truly disheartening. They wanted a pop hit, which I understand in terms of making money. I get that. But what they were going to ask of me was something I was n’t cook to deliver and I felt kind of trap. I just stopped writing. I just stopped. It was stifling ” .

—Shirley Manson [ 41 ]
Manson confirmed in March 2006 that she had begun shape on a solo album, working with musician Paul Buchanan, [ 38 ] producer Greg Kurstin, [ 42 ] and film composer David Arnold, [ 43 ] stating that she had “ no timetable ” for completing the project. [ 43 ] In 2007, Manson collaborated with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. [ 44 ] Manson presented some of her work to Geffen Records in 2008, who found it “ besides noir “, prompting Manson and Geffen to terminate her sign by common agreement. [ 41 ] Manson by and by elaborated, “ [ Geffen ] wanted me to have international radio hits and ‘be the Annie Lennox of my coevals ‘. I kid you not ; I am quoting directly. ” [ 45 ] “ I made a quiet, very dark, non-radio-friendly record, ” she recalled. “ I ‘m not matter to in writing nursery rhymes for the masses. ” [ 46 ] Manson continued to write material while without a record deal and had been in talks with David Byrne and Ray Davies about a electric potential collaboration. [ 6 ] In 2009, Manson posted three show on her Facebook profile, written by her and Kurstin, titled “ In the Snow ”, [ 42 ] “ reasonably Horses ” [ 47 ] and “ Lighten Up ”. [ 48 ] “ reasonably Horses ” was subsequently featured in the fender episode of the usher Conviction. 14 extra songs co-written with Kurstin and registered on copyright and operation rights societies included Do n’t Want To Pretend, Do n’t Want Anyone Hurt, Gone Upside, Hot Shit, Kid Ourselves, Little Dough, Pure Genius, Sweet Old World, Spooky, So Shines A Good Deed, The Desert, No Regrets, Stop, To Be King. [ 49 ] In 2009, Manson announced she was stepping away from music, saying she got sick of the music industry ‘s new practices and had found more agitation in acting. [ 50 ] Manson said she thought about abandoning the music business in 2008, when her mother developed dementia, and late died, saying that “ I did n’t want to make music, did n’t feel creative. I could scantily function. ” [ 51 ] Later that year she reconsidered her words and went back into perform after being asked by friends to sing David Bowie ‘s “ Life on Mars ? “ at their son ‘s memorial. According to Manson, “ we were all in indeed much pain, but it meant sol much to them that I could sing that song and so much to me that I was able to do something. It made me realise how much music sustains people. I do n’t know why I ‘d turned my bet on on it. ” [ 52 ] Manson besides worked with a number of artists outside of her solo project, reciting a verse of a long poem for a Chris Connelly album, [ 53 ] co-writing and recording a couple with Eric Avery for his solo debut [ 54 ] recording with Debbie Harry. [ 55 ] Although not recording material with them, Manson besides performed on-stage with The Pretenders, Iggy Pop, Incubus and Kings of Leon in Atlantic City, [ 56 ] with Gwen Stefani [ 57 ] and doubly with No Doubt [ 58 ] in Universal City. Manson besides performed in an uncredited function as a dominatrix in the music video for She Wants Revenge ‘s unmarried “ These Things “. [ 59 ] Most recently Manson performed vocals on a cut written by Serj Tankian entitled “ The Hunger ”, a unmarried from the rock musical Prometheus Bound. [ 60 ] In January 2012, Manson confirmed that shape on her solo album had been cancelled, stating the album “ [ is ] dead and immerse. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful cadaver that we had an open coffin. ” [ 61 ]

art [edit ]

spokesperson [edit ]

“ We wanted to work with a female singer who did n’t have a gamey, buoyant, quality to her voice, we had discussed who we truly respect, and names like Patti Smith and Chrissie Hynde came up. And Shirley had some of the same depth. ”

— Steve Marker discussing Manson ‘s voice in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. [ 62 ]
Manson possesses a contralto outspoken compass, [ 63 ] [ 64 ] which has been noted for its classifiable qualities arsenic well as her affectional manner of speaking. Elysa Gardner of the Los Angeles Times stated “ one of Garbage ‘s most compel features is a coerce of nature : Manson ‘s vocals, which can convey a battalion of emotions without always coming across as melodramatic ”. [ 3 ] [ 62 ]

“ We wanted person who could sing in an understate way, at the moment, a set of these alterna-rock singers have a leaning to scream. Shirley is just the diametric. By using understatement, she can sound even more revolutionist. ”

— Butch Vig describing Manson ‘s voice in the Los Angeles Times interview. [ 62 ]
Reviewing a live drivel performance, Jon Pareles of The New York Times commented, “ Temptress, fan, martyr, combatant – those have been Ms. Manson ‘s persona since Garbage started in 1995. In other eras she might have been a pop flashlight singer, a soul belter or a new-wave frontwoman : a Shirley Bassey, a Dusty Springfield, or a Chrissie Hynde. There ‘s a little of each of them in her voice ” besides stating “ In the course of each sung she let her spokesperson emanation in wrath, contempt or mania ”. [ 65 ] Green Left Weekly, in a review of Garbage, remarked that Manson “ singer and guitarist, has a herculean voice, which soars and dips like a bird. It can plead or demand. It can sound dreamy or psychotic. ” [ 66 ] Reviewing a 2012 be Garbage performance, Catherine Gee of The Daily Telegraph noted that Manson “ remains a affect performer whose distinctive contralto snarl can still raise the hairs on the back of your neck. ” [ 67 ] In a follow-up of Garbage, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described Manson ‘s voice as “ thin and aired ”, [ 68 ] whilst Mike Diver of the BBC stated Manson owned “ a entangle in her voice but [ was ] evenly capable of a purr to melt away any resistance. ” besides adding “ even at her most vulnerable, Manson maintains her manipulate condition ”. [ 69 ]

Influences and impact [edit ]

Manson ‘s earliest musical memories were of her mother, who sang with a big band when Manson was a child. Manson was exposed to classic jazz records as she grew up and work by Nina Simone, Cher, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. [ 70 ] At 14, [ 71 ] she became a sports fan of Siouxsie and the Banshees albums The Scream [ 72 ] and Kaleidoscope, and taught herself how to sing listening to those albums, late stating “ many of the songs of those two albums were massive loves of my life ”. [ 73 ] Vocalist Siouxsie Sioux embodied how Manson aspired to be as a adolescent, [ 70 ] and “ has remained a standard for me throughout my career and is inactive inspiring to me. ” [ 74 ] At nineteen, Manson discovered Patti Smith, and specifically Smith ‘s Horses album, which made a “ impregnable impact ” on her. [ 75 ] Manson was inspired to learn guitar by Chrissie Hynde, who is an supporter of Manson, [ 76 ] while besides appreciating the style of Toyah Willcox [ 77 ] [ 78 ] and Debbie Harry, [ 70 ] whose 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame generalization address was delivered by Manson. [ 79 ] The majority of Manson ‘s influences were female musicians ; however she besides notes David Bowie as an inspiring male musician. [ 70 ] Manson besides grew up listening to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Frank Sinatra, [ 9 ] The Clash, The Sugarcubes, [ 80 ] Cocteau Twins, [ 80 ] [ 81 ] Iggy and the Stooges, [ 82 ] Echo & the Bunnymen, [ 83 ] and The Velvet Underground. [ 12 ] Manson ‘s lyrics deal with benighted themes, frequently in a mocking manner. She credits that to her scottish mind that leads to a preference for depressing themes, and the fact she always felt like an foreigner, flush within Garbage – “ I ‘m the odd one out by default option. I ‘m the lone girl, I ‘m younger than they are, they ‘ve all known each early for 40 years, or something crazy like that. so I always felt, like, off the center of things. ” [ 28 ] [ 84 ] Manson has been credited with revolutionize belated female artists ; including Amy Lee, [ 85 ] Florence Welch, [ 86 ] [ 87 ] Taylor Momsen, [ 88 ] Liz Anjos of RAC and The Pragmatic, [ 89 ] Screaming Females ‘ Marissa Paternoster, [ 90 ] [ 91 ] Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls, [ 92 ] Skylar Grey, [ 93 ] [ 94 ] Paramore ‘s Hayley Williams, [ 95 ] Ritzy Bryan ( jumper cable singer and guitarist of The Joy Formidable ), [ 96 ] Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, [ 97 ] Potty Mouth ‘s Ally Einbinder, [ 91 ] Billie Eilish, [ 98 ] [ 99 ] Peaches, [ 100 ] Radiator Hospital ‘s Cynthia Schemmer, [ 91 ] The Great Wilderness ‘ Paola Rogue, [ 101 ] Marina and the Diamonds, [ 102 ] and Lana Del Rey. [ 102 ] [ 103 ] Manson is besides considered a style icon, influencing assorted other female artists, [ 111 ] and cheer fashion designers and stylists. [ 114 ]

discography [edit ]

studio albums [edit ]

Below is a list of studio albums featuring Manson as a member of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie ( 1989–1994 ), Angelfish ( 1994 ) and Garbage ( 1995–present ) :

solo exercise [edit ]

The foremost time Manson contributed her vocals to a project individually from any of her bands was in 1998, when she performed vocals for the refrain of a Garbage-produced remix of Fun Lovin ‘ Criminals 1999 single “ korean Bodega “. [ 115 ] due to litigation problems surrounding Manson ‘s contractual obligation to Radioactive Records, further collaborations with both Fun Lovin ‘ Criminals [ 116 ] and Moby [ 117 ] were ineffective to proceed. Manson teamed up with Marilyn Manson and Tim Sköld in 2004 to record a cover translation of the Human League ‘s “ Do n’t You Want Me “ [ 118 ] but both felt the path inappropriate for either acts upcoming albums, and remains unreleased. [ 41 ] Later that year, Manson and Brody Dalle contributed backing vocals to a Queens of the Stone Age traverse. [ 119 ] In 2006, Manson planned to record a John Lennon cover adaptation for the Amnesty International Instant Karma charity compilation with bassist Eric Avery, [ 120 ] however a schedule misconstrue left them short of meter and ineffective to record the song. [ 121 ] Manson and Avery finally co-wrote and recorded “ possibly ”, a ballad couple for Avery ‘s album Help Wanted. [ 122 ] The follow year, Manson worked with long-time friend Chris Connelly, orating separate of a long poem on his eighth album Forgiveness and Exile, [ 123 ] and worked on a couple with longtime inspiration Debbie Harry [ 124 ] which remains incomplete. [ 125 ] Upon her taking on the function of Catherine Weaver in Terminator… and on the boost of series ‘ composer Bear McCreary, Manson was asked by showrunner Josh Friedman to perform and co-create a gospel musical arrangement of “ Samson and Delilah ” for the first step episode of the second season. [ 126 ] After much matter to, the path was released on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season one soundtrack at the end of 2008. [ 127 ] Three years late Manson recorded vocals to a track composed by Serj Tankian and Steven Sater. [ 128 ] The chase, “ The Hunger ”, which Sater describes as exploring “ the hunger of the heart ”, features on their rock musical adaptation of Prometheus Bound, and was recreated with newly instrumentation and new lyrics for the digital spill, entirely through iTunes worldwide. All proceeds made from sales of the one will benefit Amnesty International. [ 129 ] Manson has besides given two tracks to Sky Ferreira ; the 2012 one “ Red Lips “ and “ I ‘m on top ” in 2013 .

solo appearances [edit ]

Sampling [edit ]

In 2002, electronic group West London Deep sampled Manson ‘s song from “ You Look sol all right “ in their white label track “ You ‘re Taking Me Over ”. Manson refused clearance for the sample and the chase was scrapped. By that period the track, and remixes by Inner City, Problem Kids and Desyn Masiello and Leon Roberts had already been circulated. [ 139 ] The song was reworked and re-released the surveil class as “ Gon na Make You My Lover ”, without Manson ‘s outspoken .

other work [edit ]

Acting [edit ]

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Manson at a promotional consequence for Manson was cast in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in May 2008, [ 140 ] after being asked to appear by series godhead Josh Friedman and enduring a multiple audition action, beating out other actresses including Julie Ann Emery. [ 141 ] She debuted in the season two premier episode “ Samson and Delilah “ as Catherine Weaver, CEO of a engineering caller, ZeiraCorp. At the ending of the episode, Weaver is revealed to be a liquid-metal T-1001 Terminator. Manson besides performed and co-arranged a rock candy and blues interpretation of the gospel song “ Samson and Delilah “ for the episode ‘s sexual conquest. [ 142 ] Manson cites actress Glenn Close and former british Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as her dissemble influences for the ambiguous character. [ 143 ] Manson besides played the human Weaver in archive footage viewed by the T-1001 in the episode “ The Tower Is Tall, But the Fall Is shortstop ”. [ 144 ] In 2009, Manson made her first venture into the video game industry by becoming digitally mapped to create an avatar of herself for the Guitar Hero franchise. In the fifth bet on in the series, Manson is an unlockable character, while the game besides features a license Garbage track. [ 145 ] The future year, Manson was one of the concluding guests to appear on the cult US children ‘s testify Pancake Mountain. Featured in a section titled “ Around the World with Shirley Manson ”, [ 146 ] she talked about music from other countries. She filmed five such segments but none aired before creator Scott Stuckey and manufacturer J. J. Abrams canceled the show. One segment, featuring Germany, was finally released and featured an original theme song sing by Manson and written by Stuckey. [ 147 ]

Filmography [edit ]

Charity work [edit ]

Manson has used Garbage ‘s profile and her own to raise awareness and secure funds for a number of causes. [ 152 ] She commissioned a Garbage branded lipgloss on-line, with all proceeds from the sales burst between Grampian Children ‘s Cancer Research and cancer treatment institutions at Royal Aberdeen Children ‘s Hospital in Scotland and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. [ 10 ] [ 153 ] In 2001, Manson became an ambassador for the M•A•C AIDS Fund, fronting their fourthly biennial charity lipstick commercialize campaign alongside Elton John and Mary J. Blige, beginning with the launch of the VIVAMAC IV lipstick in March 2002, in which all proceeds of the sale of the lipstick goes to help store AIDS charities and initiatives. [ 154 ] While touring, Manson visited several AIDS charities in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Madison to make several donations totalling over $ 300,000 on behalf of the M•A•C AIDS Fund. [ 155 ] In 2003, the M•A•C AIDS Fund linked with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to produce the White Bedroom campaign, [ 154 ] where both Elton John and Manson recorded PSAs promoting condom use and stating facts on AIDS. [ 156 ] By 2007, the combined six VIVAMAC campaigns had raised over $ 100 million U.S. dollars, [ 157 ] and as a former ambassador Manson accepted a cheque for £51,000 on behalf of HIV charity Waverley Care from the M•A•C AIDS Fund on 10 April 2008 at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh store. [ 158 ] Manson had become a patron of Waverley Care in October 2002 [ 159 ] and previously hosted a investment company agriculturist auction to raise funds for the jacob’s ladder in January 2004 which raised £45,000. A Fender guitar owned by Manson raised £1,050, while other items auctioned included contributions sourced by Manson herself, from Elton John and Kylie Minogue. [ 152 ] Manson has besides adopted a rescue pawl, a terrier-mix named Veela, [ 10 ] named after the veelas from the Harry Potter books. [ 160 ] In 2008, Manson became involved with The Pablove Foundation, a jacob’s ladder founded by Dangerbird Records principal Jeff Castelaz, whose son Pablo succumbed to cancer the come year. Castelaz, whose family Manson had befriended in the 90s, had asked Manson to sing “ Life on Mars ? “ at their sons ‘ memorial. [ 161 ] Funds raised for The Pablove Foundation fund pediatric cancer research and educational and quality of life programming for families dealing with childhood cancer. [ 162 ] Manson reformed Garbage to contribute an exclusive track, “ Witness to Your Love ”, to a jacob’s ladder album for the Foundation ; [ 163 ] signed off a Pablove poster for auction on eBay ; [ 162 ] Manson besides hosted a fundraiser headlined by the Silversun Pickups, [ 164 ] and performed acoustically on-stage at a second fundraiser with Butch Vig and Laura Jane Grace ( for a rendition of “ Witness … ” ) and with Greg Kurstin ( for a cover of Pablo ‘s favored song, David Bowie ‘s “ Life on Mars ? “ ). [ 165 ] In 2010, Shirley Manson donated two hand-decorated T-shirts to Binki Shapiro ‘s ( of the band Little Joy ) online charity auction “ Crafts for a Cause ” to raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The two T-shirts raised a full of $ 1522.00, which was donated to the Artists for Peace and Justice organization. [ 166 ] In January 2015, Manson headlined Pablove 6, the sixth-annual fundraiser for the Pablove Foundation. She made a special appearance with Chicago-based David Bowie tribute band Sons of the Silent Age, featuring Matt Walker and Chris Connelly. [ 167 ] [ 168 ]

personal liveliness [edit ]

Manson was married to Scottish artist Eddie Farrell from 1996 to 2003. In 2008, Manson became engaged to record manufacturer and Garbage sound engineer Billy Bush. [ 169 ] They were married at a Los Angeles courthouse in May 2010. [ 170 ] [ 171 ] They continue to reside in Los Angeles, while Manson maintains a second home in the Edinburgh suburb of Joppa. [ 6 ] Manson is an atheist but has long been matter to in spiritualty. She recalled, “ When I was very small, I was very besotted with the church, absolutely. I loved the theater of it and I got very involved in all the stories we were taught. ” When she was about 12, she had an argument with her forefather at the dinner table, screaming at him, “ Religion ‘s a simulate and I ‘m not going to church anymore, it ‘s equitable bullshit. ” She stopped going to church but continued to have theological debates with him every Sunday. She became disenchanted with form religion and although she maintained an interest in spirituality, she complained that she has “ brushed up against excessively many examples of hypocritical spiritualists ”. [ 172 ] Manson identifies as a feminist and has been hailed as a feminist picture. [ 91 ] [ 173 ] [ 174 ]

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